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9. A Case-Study of Seven Dental Implants Placed in the Maxillary Sinus with Intentional Schneiderian Membrane Perforation By Dr. Ioannis P. Georgakopoulos, Dr. Spyros N. Gialidis, Dr. Stavros Tsantis, Dr. Panagiotis Georgakopoulos, Dr. Paraskevi V. Itziou, Dr. George N. Gialidis, Dr. Ioanna Margoni
A growing number of edentulous patients are receiving treatment with dental implants. In cases of vertical alveolar ridge deficiencies of the posterior areas of the maxilla, the prevailing method of treatment is increasingly the sinus floor elevation procedure.
21. Laser and Air-Abrasive Therapies in the Nonsurgical Treatment of Peri-Implantitis: A Systematic Review By Dr. Joannis D. Vouros, Dr. Christos Papadopoulos, Dr. George Menexes, Dr. Antonis Konstantinidis
Numerous clinical trials and systematic reviews have observed that mechanical debridement does not seem to be efficient in the treatment of peri-implantitis lesions. New technology methods like air-abrasive devices and lasers have been proposed for biofilm removal and decontamination of implant surfaces. The aim of the present systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of lasers and airabrasive methods when used as a monotherapy in the nonsurgical treatment of periimplantitis.
39. Maintenance and Follow up of Dental Implants: Key to Long Term Success By Dr. Sachin Mittal, Dr. Charu Gupta Mittal, Dr. Pankaj Kharade
Dental implants have become routine therapy for the replacement of missing teeth and have an excellent success rate. Proper patient selection prior to implant therapy and home-care are crucial to this success. The direct impact of oral hygiene maintenance by the patient will determine long-term prognosis and success of the dental implant. An implant maintenance protocol with routine inoffice implant evaluation and maintenance should be established for each implant patient. Clinicians must know how to assess and maintain implants and which techniques and instruments to use and also make awareness in the patient to set up a proper home care for long term success of dental implants. The overall goal of this article is to explain about implant assessment, monitoring, home & in office maintenance protocol.
51. The Accuracy of Casts made with and without Splinted Implant Impression Copings or Analogs By Talal Alnassar, Louis DiPede, Gregory Lehnes
There currently exists neither a clinical measure defining an acceptable level of fit between the mating surfaces of an implant prosthesis and its intended implant or abutment platform, nor which clinical procedures are best to optimize that fit. Several techniques using resin to splint implant components have been suggested in order to improve the accuracy of impressions and working casts in the fabrication of an implant prosthesis. These include: the use of resin to splint adjacent impression copings before impressioning, or laboratory analogs before pouring a working cast; or lastly, the use of resin to splint both impression copings and laboratory analogs. The purpose of this article is to determine the effect of splinting impression copings and/or implant analogs compared to nonsplinting on the accuracy of the resulting cast.